Volunteering with Front Line Defenders (Dublin)

There are a number of people who work as volunteers with Front Line Defenders and we greatly appreciate their valuable contribution.

100 Women, 100 Lives... Team FLD | Running for Women Human Rights Defenders

This June 1st bank-holiday Monday we're gathering together a team of 100 runners, joggers, walkers and enthusiasts to join our team of staff and interns at The VHI Women's Mini Marathon, the biggest all women's event of its kind in the world. We're getting together to raise awareness and much needed funds for women human rights defenders at risk around the world. Please join us! Further details available here

Front Line Defenders office, Dublin


We have a small number of volunteers who come in to work in the Front Line Defenders office. Unfortunately we have limited space to take on all the volunteers who would like to come in and work in the office and we need to prioritise people who have some human rights experience and/or relevant language or IT skills.

Examples of jobs we are likely to need help with include: providing a network of support to visiting human rights defenders on rest & respite (sightseeing, music & cultural activities etc) event logistics; small research projects, language support in Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian or other specific languages etc.

If you would like to be considered for volunteer work in our office please write to tara@frontlinedefenders.org giving details of your availability (number of days or half days per week during office hours), what motivates you to work with Front Line Defenders and attaching a CV which details any human rights experience, language or other specialist skills.

Volunteer translators

If you are an experienced translator with an understanding of human rights and human rights defenders, and are interested in doing occasional translations for Front Line Defenders on a voluntary basis please send your cv with details of translation training and/or experience, along with your availability and motivation to tara@frontlinedefenders.org

Relevant languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Farsi, Chinese, Portuguese

In providing protection and support to human rights defenders, Front Line Defenders and its staff, interns and volunteers are committed to:
- focus on the primacy and centrality of defenders;
- demonstrate profound respect and empathy for defenders;
- meet the needs expressed by the defenders in a fast, flexible and relentless manner;
- achieve tangible impact;
- act with independence, impartiality and integrity;
- perform with dedication, professionalism and accountability;
- show transparency and openness;
- develop participative and cooperative relations.